Acute Inpatient Rehab
Hardtner Rehab Center was created for the special needs of families who have experienced a life-changing event such as stroke or joint replacement. Many programs are tailored to rehabilitate the individual to regain some of the function and independence that may have been lost due to certain illnesses or injuries. With a team of highly trained professionals including physicians, therapists, and nurses, the special treatment needs of each individual are designed for optimum improvement and results in the shortest period of time. With a goal of reducing long-term healthcare costs, our objective is to assist people in regaining their independence reducing the need forinstitutionalization. We monitor the outcomes of our work to benchmark our success to the industry norms and look for ways to further improve our success.
Many times the need for rehabilitation may be accomplished without admission to the rehab center. If transportation is readily available and skilled nursing care is not necessary, a regimented treatment program of 2-5 days per week may be designed to reach an individual's goals.
Rehabilitation physician -- The doctor who actually admits and attends the patient and supervises the plan of care including nursing care, medication management, and therapies supervision.
Rehab nurse -- Registered and licensed nurses who help in reaching goals in addition to routine nursing care.
Speech & language pathologist -- Therapist who evaluates and treats disabilities pertaining to language as well as swallowing.
Physical therapist -- Therapist who focuses on motor skills such as walking, balance, wheelchair use, strength, endurance, and posture.
Occupational therapist -- Therapist who focuses on the activities of daily living such as dressing, eating, using the bathroom, etc.
Respiratory therapist -- Therapist who treats patients with breathing difficulties.
Dietitian -- Addresses patient's nutritional needs and any changes.
Rehab counselor -- Focuses on emotional aspects of patient's rehab process.
Case manager -- Serves as the liaison between the family and the team as well as the insurance company.
Jacque Derr, Physical Therapist Rehab Department Director
Ph. (318)495-3131 Ext. 311